Archive for January, 2012

26Jan

Scientific Progress!

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!‘ (‘I found it!’) but rather ‘hmm….that’s funny…’” – Isaac Asimov I had that very experience this evening.  It’s funny what gives you insight, what makes you understand.  I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the whole idea […]

Last night, I was working on a little demonstration project, teaching myself the intricacies of Backbone/CouchDB interaction. I wrote my first CouchDB views and figured out what they’re for, which is a massive step toward world domination and all that. I was working on the retrieval layer, and thinking about the create/update features, when I […]

22Jan

ToneMatrix for HTML5

Posted by Elf Sternberg as javascript

This morning, I had an attack of SRMD, aka “Mad Scientist’s Disease.” Many moons ago, I admired a lovely little program called ToneMatrix by Andre Michelle. I had Flash envy hard after seeing it, and I wanted to figure out if it was possible to make such a thing using only HTML. Well, with the […]

15Jan

Coffeescript is a gateway drug to Haskell

Posted by Elf Sternberg as javascript

So, I’ve been working my way through Learn You A Haskell For Great Good, and in chapter five there’s a quicksort example that reads: quicksort [] = [] quicksort (x:xs) =            let smallerOrEqual = [a | a


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